Lac Pelletier: My Métis Home, is by Cecile Blanke, a prominent Métis Elder living in Swift Current, Saskatchewan with deep roots in nearby Lac Pelletier. Cecile has been a tireless presence on the Métis and larger cultural scene in southwest Saskatchewan for many years. The history of the southwest Saskatchewan Métis is not widely known, and this book contributes significantly to our knowledge of this community.
The Shaman’s Apprentice tells the story of a young shaman in training who must face her first test—a trip to the underground to visit Kannaaluk, The One Below, who holds the answers to why a community member has become ill. Facing dark spirits and physical challenges, the young shaman must learn to stifle her fear and listen to what Kannaaluk has to tell her.
I Am Loved, is written by Kevin Qamaniq-Mason who grew up in Iglulik and is a senior policy advisor at Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, and Mary Qamaniq-Mason. This book is translated into French by Serge Bélair. I Am Loved is illustrated by Hwei Lim. In this book Pakak is in a new foster home, with new people, new food, and new smells. Feeling alone and uncertain, Pakak finds comfort in a secret shared with him by his anaanattiaq, his grandmother, and in the knowledge that he is loved no matter how far away his family may be.
Indigenous Communities in Canada: Abenaki Gedakina is an elementary level information book by Réjean OBomsawin. The content consultant is Jacinthe Laliberté, Communications Director Enseignement Abenaki. Published by Beech Street Books, this book is part of their Curriculum Connections series. Indigenous Communities in Canada are about the past and present-day culture and history.
Indigenous Communities in Canada: Tlingit is an elementary level information book by Carol V. Geddes. Published by Beech Street Books, this book is part of their Curriculum Connections series. Indigenous Communities in Canada are about the past and present-day culture and history of Indigenous communities in Canada. Indigenous Communities in Canada: Tlingit, describes the location of Tlingit people in what is now known as Alaska and Canada. Russian and Tlingit trading of sea otter fur for goods the Tlingit did not have shows that this trading also brought challenges such as diseases.
Indigenous Communities in Canada: Nuu-chah-nulth is an elementary level information book by Dawn Smith. Published by Beech Street Books, this book is part of their Curriculum Connections series. Indigenous Communities in Canada are about the past and present-day culture and history of Indigenous communities in Canada.
Community Gardens Grow, Eat and Learn by Judy Reuben, Mohawk of the Turtle Clan, is about the four kinds of plants on earth placed by the Creator. The grasses, tress, flowers and vegetables. First Nations have always had a unique connection to the land, and a responsibility to take care of Mother Earth. Joining a community gardening group is a meaningful way to re-connect with Mother Earth. "Just like the plants and medicines that the Creator gave us, we too, can live in harmony with our neighbours and support each other on our journeys to build a sustainable food system".
Spring Goose Camp by Judy Reuben, Mohawk from the Turtle Clan, is a story about bannock, maple syrup and wild bluebarry jam and food that is traditionally harvested, foraged, fished or hunted. As Michael and his family get everything ready for camp, the journey, and arriving at the family's traditional hunting grounds, he is given life lessons and teachings about food sustainability and for which he thanks the Creator.